QuickBooks PRO Multi-user


OK, Newbie here. I need QuickBooks on only two machines. I assume that I
can still use two (both licensed) in multi-user mode. Right? Haven't bought
the software yet but plan to install the second week in January.
Reply to
Ed Adams
Yes you need two pro licenses of the same version and patched to exactly the same level. File can be one one machine or the other or a separate server.
(talking pre 2006 here)
rob thirlby
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rob thirlby
QB works far better if no one works on the computer with the data file. In 2006 you can install an extra copy of 2006 on the server computer, put it in host mode and not pay extra for this. That makes a big difference in QB2006 running faster.
Mike Block - QuickBooks Tax Cut C.P.A. Intuit paid me to make QuickBooks better!
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Mike Block - Tax Cut C.P.A.
I don't know about QB 2006, but this assertion is not true for older versions of QBooks. Running QBooks on the machine that has the datafile, provides the absolute best performance for the user on that machine. By eliminating all of the network traffic associated with that one user, the remaining users will probably see noticeably better performance. This is particularly important with large data files where audit trails are enabled.
Mike Schumann
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Mike Schumann
For a user on a workstation holding the data file this is also true for version 2006.
Reply to
Allan Martin
I'm sure. But. unfortunately we don't have that option here. Three-person office, three computers. Fortunately most of the work will be done on the computer where the data resides. Only one of the others will use QB at all and that mainly to enter invoices and do a monthly AR aging report and collection letters. It's a pretty small business with a great growth potential. As they grow they probably will grow into a client/server environment. Currently it's strictly peer-to-peer.
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Ed Adams

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